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Roadmapping & Landscaping

Targeting pressing national materials challenges to drive new research

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Royce has launched a major roadmapping exercise which targets a number of pressing National Materials Challenges and which is designed to stimulate and drive new advanced materials research in the UK. The objective is to bring together the UK materials community to discuss, analyse and assimilate opportunities for emerging materials research that will lead to economic and societal benefits.

There is a growing recognition that highly functional, next generation advanced materials are central to delivering the new technologies needed to meet the challenges we face to achieve a clean-energy future. These five roadmapping and landscaping activities will consult widely with the materials community through a series of professionally facilitated workshops and interviews. The results will be made publicly available and will identify and prioritise materials research needs for both policy makers and the research community.


“Working with the community, we will build roadmaps against these challenges, clarifying the technology gaps and interfaces which need to be addressed. Roadmapping enables connections between materials disciplines, institutes, industry experts and academia. It looks at ways forward, and delivers an evidenced-based position around an issue, which we hope will then act as a springboard to a national approach to the development of a research programme.”

Professor David Knowles

CEO | Henry Royce Institute

Roadmapping Activities